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California Bishops Announce Support  for Prop 62 to End the Use of the Death Penalty

California Bishops Announce Support for Prop 62 to End the Use of the Death Penalty

The following statement was released July 14th by the California Catholic Conference.   All Life Is Sacred – Innocent or Flawed SACRAMENTO, CA – During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we, the Catholic Bishops of California support Proposition 62 which... MORE

Becoming All We Can Be

By Sharon Schmitz, RSM I was a Sister of Mercy, halfway through a sabbatical year when, in 1993, the phone rang. “Would you consider teaching the course, Breaking Barriers, to women in prison?” the caller, Sister Mary Jo Heman, OP... MORE

Champions for Life and Dignity in Virginia

Champions for Life and Dignity in Virginia

Last month, people of faith, including hundreds of women religious, mobilized to take a stand against the death penalty in Virginia. There were two big issues at stake both involving the practice of executions. First, The Virginia General Assembly voted... MORE

The Importance of Clemency in the Death Penalty System

The Importance of Clemency in the Death Penalty System

Although the effort to seek clemency for non-violent offenders is gaining traction in our country, the very notion of clemency is not new. In fact, the origins date back thousands of years, to both ancient Greek and Judeo law. The... MORE

Answering the last gasps of Catholic support for the U.S. death penalty

Answering the last gasps of Catholic support for the U.S. death penalty

By: Dale S. Recinella, Catholic Correctional Chaplain, Florida Death Row   In journeying around the United States to speak about our faith response to the U.S. death penalty, I find the overwhelming majority of its supporters are not supporting the... MORE

Introducing Bob McCarty as CMN’s New Chief Operating Officer

Introducing Bob McCarty as CMN’s New Chief Operating Officer

We are honored to welcome Dr. Bob McCarty as Catholic Mobilizing Network’s Chief Operating Officer. CMN increasingly plays a key role in the national movement to end the death penalty and has emerged as a leading Catholic voice in promoting... MORE

Serving as a Face of Mercy on Death Row

Serving as a Face of Mercy on Death Row

This month, Catholic Mobilizing Network celebrates Dale Recinella, prison chaplain, scholar, and nationally recognized voice on Catholic opposition to the death penalty. At the requests of the Bishops of Florida, Pope Francis recently bestowed the Papal Honor of the Pro... MORE

Pope Francis' Sunday Angelus Prayer, February 21, 2016

Pope Francis’ Sunday Angelus Prayer, February 21, 2016

On Sunday February 21, 2016 Pope Francis shared the following powerful words: “Dear Brothers and Sisters, The international conference “For a world without the death penalty,” promoted by the Community of Sant’Egidio will take place in Rome tomorrow. I hope... MORE

Progress Across the Country

Progress Across the Country

These past weeks have seen great strides in the movement to end the death penalty across the county. The growing recognition that executions detract from a culture of life is fueling real change in public policy! Delaware: On January 28th,... MORE

2015: A Year of Progress

2015: A Year of Progress

View CMN’s annual year in review to see a snapshot of progress made in 2015 and a preview of upcoming opportunities. As we take stock of the past year and look forward with hope to 2016, our hearts overfill with... MORE